June 2016

There are 33 blog entries for June 2016.

Here we've got a list of all the best places to catch the Fourth of July fireworks in the Inland Empire as well as more events going on throughout the month in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more festivities and things to do this month, check out our posts on LA County Events and Orange County Events for July 2016.

Fourth of July Fireworks in Riverside County


Monday, July 4th
Pool Hours: 12-8PM, Music at 4PM, 6PM and 7:15PM, Fireworks at 9PM
Where: Stewart Park, 9th and Orange streets, Beaumont, CA
The pool will be open all day (admission $1) and all other events are free. There will be three different bands playing including Latin fusion and a tribute to Sting and the Police all playing at Stewart Park.

There is simply too much good stuff going on this July 2016 across Los Angeles County. From Fourth of July Firework shows to free concerts and outdoor movies, this summer is jam packed with fun things to do in LA. To help you plan accordingly, we've broken up our list of LA County July events into 4 sections: 4th of July, Outdoor Movies, Free Concerts & More Events around town.

4th of July Fireworks across LA County


Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena

AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl kicks off at 2PM. There will be food vendors and games for children in the early afternoon, and the evening will consist of freestyle motocross, a performance of the National Anthem from Pasadena Symphony's JPL Chorus, NASA Live from

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching which means you need to know where you can catch some local fireworks in Orange County this year, 2016. We have the list of city fireworks and events as well as all of the events going on this month in Orange County so you don't miss a minute of summer fun. Most importantly, this month the OC Fair is coming to town!

4th of July Fireworks in Orange County

All fireworks and events take place Monday, July 4th, 2016.

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Pier
325 Pacific Coast Highway
Fireworks @ 9PM
The festivities are all day in Huntington Beach beginning with a Breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis of HB, a Surf City 5K, the 112th Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade and food and entertainment all

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  • As exit polls in the UK began to clearly predict that the Brexit was on track to win, the carnage began in financial markets across the world.
  • By the time US Markets opened, the floodgates were open for foreign monies seeking the relative security of US Treasuries. Bonds and mortgage rates were pressed down significantly.
  • The probability of a Fed rate increase at its July meeting now stands at zero, with greatly diminished odds of a change in September. 
  • For the US housing market, the news remains positive, with mortgage rates remaining historically low and existing home sales improving. This week could

Summer real estate lovin', had me a blast. Summer lovin', happened so fast. Met a home, cute as can be at an open house this weekend in Orange County. Get your summer real estate romance going this weekend when you stop by a First Team open house in your area. 

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Make the most of your home search this weekend by teaming up with a real estate agent. Search for an agent on our site or reach out and we’ll match you up with an agent today to be house hunting with you tomorrow.

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HOME BUYER TIP: One of the stickiest situations that can arise in your real estate transaction is title issues, namely real estate liens. Find out more about

The only thing more anticipated than the season finale of Game of Thrones is your next home purchase. So before you sit down and witness the fate of your favorite characters this Sunday, decide your own at open houses in Los Angeles County. Real estate is just as exciting as Game of Thrones, only less blood and more indoor plumbing. 

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If you’re going shopping for a home this weekend, the smartest plan is to have an agent by your side. An agent can help you act fast when you find the perfect home and answer all of your burning home buying questions. If you have questions before you head out to see homes or would like to team up with an agent, find a First Team agent online or reach out and we’ll match you

From the heat waves (phew!) to the hot real estate market, the summer season is in full swing. That means it's time to check out open houses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and secure your new home by the time the kids go back to school in the fall. You know it's going to be here before you know it...


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If you have any questions about open houses, the real estate process or your local market just ask a real estate agent. It’s literally their job to help you find a house and some happiness at home. Find an agent online near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.

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According to the latest National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report for 2016, Generation Y, AKA Millennials (buyers 18 to 35), make up the largest share of homebuyers at 35% of all buyers. In fact, Millennials have made up the largest share of buyers according to the report for the past three years, consistently growing over the past four. Despite setbacks from the market crash of 2008 and recession, Millennials are becoming more traditional in their buying habits. 

This year’s report saw an increased share who purchased in suburban locations and who purchased detached single-family homes. Forty-five percent of Gen Y buyers now have children under the age of 18 in their home, 64% are married couples, and 12%

Nothing says summer like smoked ribs smothered in barbeque sauce. If you’ve got a hankering for some legitimately delicious meats served with killer sides, then we’ve got the suggestions to tame your beastly appetite.

These Orange County BBQ joints bring great smoked flavor, tender juicy meats and a few tasty surprises along the way. Keep reading for a break down of the best BBQ in the OC based on their killer Yelp reviews.

Brew Hawg BBQ & Root Beer Co.

665 N Tustin St
Ste J
Orange, CA 92867

Orange County BBQ

Image: Yelp

Think, hole-in-the-wall with great food. This Southern style barbeque in South Orange County is smoked and flavorful even without the tasty BBQ sauce. Not that you have anything to worry about, their extensive selection of

Perhaps one of the most complicated and complex aspects of homeownership is a real estate lien. If you are a property owner, then you need to be aware of the various kinds of real estate liens that could become a problem for the title of your property during your home sale.

Let's begin, young grasshopper. 


What is a Lien?

It is essentially a claim against any property made by someone with the intention of securing debt payments. A lien makes the property itself collateral against services owed to another entity. Selling your home is a lengthy process, and before you give over title to a new owner, you will need to take care of - or simply be aware of - any outstanding liens. Collateral will always be an asset that is pledged by the